Moduli inflation in five-dimensional supergravity models

Hiroyuki Abe, Hajime Otsuka

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Abstract

We propose a simple but effective mechanism to realize an inflationary early universe consistent with the observed WMAP, Planck and/or BICEP2 data, which would be incorporated in various supersymmetric models of elementary particles constructed in the (effective) five-dimensional spacetime. In our scenario, the inflaton field is identified with one of the moduli appearing when the fifth direction is compactified, and a successful cosmological inflation without the so-called η problem can be achieved by a very simple moduli stabilization potential. We also discuss the related particle cosmology during and (just) after the inflation, such as the (no) cosmological moduli problem.

Original languageEnglish
Article number027
JournalJournal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Volume2014
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Nov 1

Keywords

  • cosmological applications of theories with extra dimensions
  • inflation
  • string theory and cosmology
  • supersymmetry and cosmology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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